UUCS Religious Education Connections

Sybil Argintar, Director of Religious Education at dre@uucs.org

Religious Education Programming

August – December 2020

There is a mixture of Zoom meetings and things you can do at home, so choose what is best for your family and your schedule. Of course, this will change if we find we can open safely sometime in the fall.

We will be offering some Sunday morning programs via Zoom, so we hope many of you will join in. Our childcare workers, Sheren and Alyssa, will be helping with those.

These programs will begin Sunday, August 2, and continue through Sunday, December 13th.

Click here: 2020 Fall Religious Education Programming

RE For Week 

Each week, while we are apart, Sybil is sending RE Connections for All Ages to all families, with fun activities to do together, resources for helping parents and children cope, and some music and stories related to our faith tradition and class curriculums. Below are some of the things sent to families in recent weeks. Each week Sybil will list a few more of these for the congregation to see, as another way we can stay connected to our many wonderful RE parents, children, and youth.

For the week of August 3, 2020:

Adult Religious Education Opportunities

This is from the Greenville UU Fellowship, adult religious education chair. As part of this time apart, Sybil has been working with other South Carolina religious educators, to share resources and programming. The link to Greenville’s programs is below. There are some things happening through August, but you can sign up to be part of the mailings for events into the fall. Our technological world is allowing us to meet and learn together across the congregational bridges! Here is the link:

General Spiritual Resources for Families

The Sources of Unitarian Universalism

Poetry and Readings for Inner Strength

This was read by a twelve-year-old youth at the deeply moving memorial service for John Robert Lewis, one of this country’s great heroes. It was one of Lewis’ favorites.

Invictus By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Stories to share from UU curriculums and sources

Preschool (infant – 4K) class:
Available on Open Library
All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

5K – 2nd grade class:
Flame of Learning, Chalice of Love

3rd – 5th grade class:
Joseph Tuckerman’s Revolution

6th – 8thh grade class:
Lydia Marie Child: Voice for the Oppressed

9th – 12th grade class:
Recovery, Rebuilding, and Rebirth of New Orleans

RE Connections for All Ages for Week of August 3, 2020

For a more detailed list of resources and activities for all ages, follow this link.


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